A Performer's Guide to Medieval Music

A Performer's Guide to Medieval Music

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A Performer's Guide to Medieval Music is an essential compilation of essays on all aspects of medieval music performance, with 40 essays by experts on everything from repertoire, voices, and instruments to basic theory. This concise, readable guide has proven indispensable to performers and scholars of medieval music.One would need to either insert a eighth rest or stutter the Y which, to judge from a few parodic songs, was sometimes done: there exist some songs ... The parody could, of course, be poking fun at the melisma itself, as in Beckmessera#39;s butchering ... By the end of the thirteenth century short syllables exist only in some southern parts of German-speaking areas. ... They probably had and used great rhythmic freedom (hurried or delayed the beat, extended or shortened the notes).

Title:A Performer's Guide to Medieval Music
Author:Ross W. Duffin
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2000


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